Financial Aid

We're here to help

The  Financial Aid Office is committed to helping you identify the financial resources for which you may be eligible. Our staff will assist you and your family in developing financial plans to pay for an extraordinary future investment  - your college education.

Where to find us

The Financial Aid Office is located on the third floor of Raymond Hall.  Office staff and services are available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How to contact us

Phone: (315) 267-2162
E-mail: finaid@potsdam.edu
Fax: (315) 267-3067

What's New

  • New regulations for the Federal Pell Grant (PDF) beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year limit the grant to a maximum of twelve full-time semester equivalents.
  • Financial Aid not showing up on your bill?
    Check here before you pick up the phone.
  • Expecting a refund?  Refunds are processed by the Student Accounts Office on the 4th floor of Raymond Hall.
  • Travel Course: To request financial aid for a travel course, you must register for the course and submit a budget  adjustment form (available on BearPAWS) with your professor's estimated budget for the trip.

Quick Links

  • To complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
    Federal Title IV School Code: 002850
  • To complete your TAP application (New York State Tuition Assistance Program).
    TAP Code (undergraduate): 0945
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Financial Aid